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Mass Schedule


Sunday Masses

Vigil Mass –Saturday
 4:30pm at Our Lady of Mercy

Sunday
7:15am at Our Lady of Mercy
9:00am at St. Brigid
10:45am at Our Lady of Mercy
5:30pm at Our Lady of Mercy

 

Weekday Masses

Monday – Friday
7:30am at Our Lady of Mercy

Tuesday & Thursday
8:30am at St. Brigid

Saturday Morning
9:00am at Our Lady of Mercy

 

Confessions

Saturday
2pm – 2:30pm at St. Brigid
3pm – 4pm at Our Lady of Mercy

Tuesday
7pm – 7:30pm at Our Lady of Mercy
Thursday
6pm – 6:30pm at Our Lady of Mercy

A priest will often be available for confession at other times, so keep your eyes open!

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We have low gluten hosts are available available for those who may need it. Please notify either the priest or deacon before Mass begins to request a gluten free host.

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick: If you have a family member at home who is seriously sick or has been admitted to the hospital or is in danger of death, please do not hesitate to call the office so that the office staff can inform the priests. If it is an emergency situation, please call Fr. Michael’s cell phone 585-230-9610.

Marriages: Appointments must be made six months before the wedding. Couples are required to meet monthly with Fr. Michael and are also required to attend Pre-Cana Class.

Baptisms: Notify parish office to request baptisms. Parents are required to attend a pre-baptism class. Godparents must provide a letter of recommendation.

How to register with our parish:

Our Lady of Mercy

St. Brigid

Find Us

Our Lady of Mercy

Our Lady of Mercy
44 Lake St., Leroy, NY 14482


St. Brigid's Worship Site

Saint Brigid's
18 Gibson St, Bergen, NY  14416



 

WHEELCHAIR: There is a wheelchair inside the door near the small parking lot for use of anyone who may need assistance at Our Lady of Mercy Parish.

 

 

The following Masses fulfill the
Christmas Obligation

Masses for Christmas Eve
Our Lady of Mercy Church
Monday, December 24: 5:30pm
St. Brigid Church
Monday, December 24: 5:00pm

Masses for Christmas Day
Our Lady of Mercy Church
Tuesday, December 25: 12:00am Midnight, 8:30am, 10:30am

 

What is the “Coming” of the Lord All About? How Does it Involve You?

We have said that this coming was unique:  “the” coming of the Lord. Yet there is not only the final coming at the end of time:  in a certain sense the Lord always wants to come through us. And he knocks at the door of our hearts:  are you willing to give me your flesh, your time, your life? 

Pope Benedict XVI 

This First Letter to the Thessalonians is the first of all St Paul’s Letters, written probably in the year 51. In this first Letter we can feel, more than in the others, the Apostle’s pulsating heart, his paternal, indeed we can say maternal, love for this new community. And we also feel his anxious concern that the faith of this new Church not die, surrounded as she was by a cultural context in many regards in opposition to the faith.

Thus, Paul ends his Letter with a hope, or we might almost say with a prayer. The content of the prayer we have heard is that they [the Thessalonians] should be holy and irreproachable to the moment of the Lord’s coming. The central word of this prayer is “coming”. We should ask ourselves what does “coming of the Lord” mean? In Greek it is “parousia”, in Latin “adventus”, “advent”, “coming”. What is this “coming”? Does it involve us or not?

To understand the meaning of this word, hence, of the Apostle’s prayer for this community and for communities of all times – also for us – we must look at the person through whom the coming of the Lord was uniquely brought about:  the Virgin Mary.

Mary belonged to that part of the People of Israel who in Jesus’ time were waiting with heartfelt expectation for the Savior’s coming. And from the words and acts recounted in the Gospel, we can see how she truly lived steeped in the Prophets’ words; she entirely expected the Lord’s coming.

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